Saturday, September 13, 2008

Grand Obsessive Plot?

I received a DVD in the mail the other day, Obsession: Radical Islam's War against the West. I thought little about it, but did not thow it away, figuring I might grab some screen shots to use for mocking the wingnuts.

A post by ERV about a push by the Discomfited Institute to distribute a DVD version of Expelled, the Ben Stein tribute to ignorance, reminded me of the Obsession DVD; after being reminded, I then found a post about it at Daily Kos, which made the point that it may not have been a random wackaloon mailing (or as they found it, a newspaper insert), but perhaps part of a Karlrovian scheme to influence the upcoming election.

That makes sense to me. Apparently, Obsession is being distributed heavily in the "battleground" states, including Pennsylvania. The organization that is the source of the DVD, The Clarion Fund, is backing John McCain for president. The disc I received was addressed to me, not to Occupant. I'm registered as not affiliated with a party, so I wonder if my name was taken from the election roll. Oh, and the disc jacket says "It's our responsibility to ensure we can all make an informed vote in November."

That disc jacket also has a picture of a child holding a gun. That, I presume, is the evil way that evil radical Islamic Radicals bring up their children. Well, the Clarion Fundies wouldn't like me to use their picture without permission, so I must use this photo of a young jihadist.

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